The Liberal Order Framework: A Prospectus for a Reconnaissance of Canadian History

  title={The Liberal Order Framework: A Prospectus for a Reconnaissance of Canadian History},
  author={Ian Mckay},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={616 - 645}
  • I. Mckay
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Political Science
  • The Canadian Historical Review
How can we get beyond the present socio-cultural versus national-political impasse in Canadian history writing? By a historical practice of re/connaissance, which begins not with the essentialist project of ‘rethinking Canada,’ but rather with the more modest goal of mapping the Canadian state as a project of liberal rule in northern North America. Those who undertake this re/connaissance of the complex moment of liberal hegemony called Canada will have much to learn from the national-political… 
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